It was a great result yesterday here in the Lewes constituency for the county council elections. Lib Dems won all 4 of their target seats including the Ouse Valley West and Downs County division where our candidate was Sarah Osborne. She will now be the county councillor for our area for the next 4 years. Click here to see details of Sarah’s County ward/division. I remain your district councillor. Click here to see: About Vic Ient’s ward. Sarah’s result was:
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Lib Dems won in these wards:
- Ouse Valley West and Downs – Sarah Osborne
- Ringmer and Lewes Bridge – Philip Daniel
- Newhaven and Bishopstone – Darren Grover
- Seaford South – Caroline Lambert
Conservatives won in these wards:
- Seaford North
Independent won in this ward:
Click here for all Lewes District results. Lib Dems gained seats and Labour lost seats in East Sussex.
Nationally, for Lib Dems, results were a mixed picture. The headline don’t show the many council seats where the Lib Dems increased their share of the vote coming a good second place. There were also some stunning results for the Lib Dems in places like St Albans. In Eatbourne the Lib Dems won all 6 county seats. Overall the Tories gained from the demise of UKIP and the collapse of the Labour vote. Lib Dems increase their share of the vote by 7% to 18%. With proportional representation the actual council seats would be very different from those declared on Friday 5th May 2017!